Virii detection very low

Scott Silva ssilva at SGVWATER.COM
Wed Oct 26 18:19:54 IST 2005

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Jeff A. Earickson spake the following on 10/25/2005 2:14 PM:
> On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, Drew Marshall wrote:
>> Lull before the storm? It's been quiet on the list for ages now. I
>> can't believe the virus writers have given up.
>> Drew
> Drew,
>    Not true.  We have been getting our butts kicked in the last week
> by Windoze boxes infected with Mytob variants that quickly morph into
> spambots.  Some spambots go directly out to the Internet, and some route
> email via our mail server.  Our legit mail server ended up in Spamcop
> this morning.  Ouch.  The IPBlock feature of MailScanner has been some
> help here but it isn't pretty.  The virus writers have an unholy
> alliance with the spammers now.
> Jeff Earickson
> Colby College
Don't you scan outgoing mail?
I wouldn't let my users send out unmolested, and this isn't a college
campus. Bot then I can be a BOFH sometimes! ;)


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